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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default my first sas 95 gmc sonoma named "tiny"

it ganna be a dd/toy
it my first truck and i wanted to make it a little bigger

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dana 30 front off a 94 jeep cherokee
dana 35 rear off the same

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nv3500 with a np241 from chevyracer1981

1/2ton leaf spring for the fount
just using the sonoma spring in the back for now

pic are when i got it




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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #2
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got the rear axle in for now

hacked the ifs off it the next day



i got bourd and rolled the dana 30 under the frount to see what it would look like

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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:35 AM   #3
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use something other than the godawful dana 35 for the rear.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 01:06 AM   #4
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i got the axles for free so
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Old June 25th, 2011, 06:05 AM   #5
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Making progress. Keep it up. I'll have to stop over and check it out sometime.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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i got the axles for free so
Which leaves you some cash to buy a different rear axle

Before you go all apeshit and rant about a bunch of incoherent babble and calle me a douchebag, google "dana 35" and read some(most) of the horror stories people have with these axles.

They are notorious for snapping axle shafts and causing immediate failure/ tire/wheel/axle removal and leaving you stranded unless you have a spare axle/trailer.

Some times this happens at speed. (a member on here lost an axle shaft going down the freeway couple years ago, he was ok, but it could have been worse).

You can do whatever you want, it is "your build", just giving constructive advice before you go pumping lots of time and money into a famously unreliable axle.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 10:12 AM   #7
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The 35 has a shorter fuse than the 7.5 that's in the truck. Good luck on the build, it's usually 4x4's that get swapped.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:55 PM   #8
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this is deff a buget build
i started getting the part for it when i was 17
im 18 now and have no job so im trying to make me a truck with part i had around the house and yeah i know the dana 35 isnt that good of a axle
i plane on up grading it latter on (when i have the cash)

and thanks for the advice thats why i posted it here so i could see what people thought of it

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Old June 25th, 2011, 10:20 PM   #9
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did you go spring over in the rear?

and what are your plans for drive lines?
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Old June 25th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #10
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Yeah I did put the axle under the springs
On the Dana 35 I cut off all of the old brackets and made my own from a peace of 3x4 square tube
The rear is just u bolted in for now . I want to put the trans with the drivers drop tcase in before welding them in . so I can tilt the axle to make the drive shaft angle a little easier

I'll Probly make my rear drive shaft from the old one and the front from a Chevy 1500 .
But that just what I thinking would work.

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Sorry man I don’t mean to be a dick because it is your thread.

But would you please proof read your posts, their hard to read/understand.
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Yeah i have dyslexia and my phone has the auto correct. And those two don't mix very well .
I will try to rember to proof read them next time.
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Yeah I did put the axle under the springs
On the Dana 35 I cut off all of the old brackets and made my own from a peace of 3x4 square tube
The rear is just u bolted in for now . I want to put the trans with the drivers drop tcase in before welding them in . so I can tilt the axle to make the drive shaft angle a little easier

I'll Probly make my rear drive shaft from the old one and the front from a Chevy 1500 .
But that just what I thinking would work.
O ok what tire size are you shooting for

and does the np241 have a fixed or slip front output, because mine is a slip and im unsure what to do about the front drive shaft
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30 to 33 on the tires
I'll have to look at the tcase.. I can't rember right now

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Its slip yoke. I might have a set of aftermarket aluminum rims for this build. Let me check on them and I'll get back to you.
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ok let me know
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Default frount axle

got some more work on he front done . the front bracing isnt done yet
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Old August 2nd, 2011, 04:24 AM   #20
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How do you plan on getting steering linkage around those really cool front spring packs?
Do not tell me me a Z link for a drag link!!!!!!!
Must be going full hydro.
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